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Singapore Dengue Cases Return to Epidemic Level
...vels for the second time in the past month, health ministry
data monitored Tuesday said. The Ministry of He...es were reported in the week of June 10 to 16, the ministry
said. Singapore experienced its worst dengue fever outbreak in 2005 when 19 people died from the d...
Egyptian Clerics Say Female Circumcision Un-Islamic
...ablishments, from carrying out a clitoridectomy, a ministry
spokesman told AFP on Thursday. Any circumcision "will be viewed as a violation of the law and all contraventions will be punished," said the official, adding that it was a "permanent ban". A government survey in 2000 said the practice was carrie...
Swans Checked in France for Deadly Bird Flu Virus
...flu which can be fatal to humans, the agriculture ministry
said Tuesday. 'First analyses have established a...if this is an infection with the H5N1 strain,' the ministry
said. Results will be known Thursday, and in the meantime measures have been taken to seal off the...
France Steps Up Vigilance After Bird Flu Outbreak
...ce of the H5N1 strain of bird flu, the agriculture ministry
said in a statement. Agriculture Minister Michel...d in a pond near the town of Assenoncourt," said a ministry
statement. France had stepped up surveillance after several cases of the H5N1 virus were discovere...
SKorean Online Dogmeat Retailer Closes Site Amid Uproar
...s no rule directly regulating dogmeat," one health ministry
official said while asking for anonymity. Food safety regulations require all livestock to be examined before sale, but dogs are not defined as livestock. An animal rights protection law bans the brutal killing of dogs or other animals for food b...
Dutch Customs Deploys Special Bird Flu Dogs
...ina, Thailand, Egypt, Russia and Turkey, the Dutch ministry
of finance, which controls the customs service, said in a statement. They are trained to sniff out all kinds of poultry -- alive or dead --, feathers and eggs. The dogs have been working on Schiphol airport since May this year. In Europe only the C...
Indonesia Confirms 81st Bird Flu Death
...the country worst hit by the virus to 81, a health ministry
official said Monday . Indonesia has seen its toll from the deadly H5N1 virus grow steadily since 2005 when the first confirmed human deaths occurred here. "A boy who died on July 8 has been confirmed by two tests as being positively infected," N...
30 Dead as Dengue Fever Epidemic Hits Myanmar: Report
...orne disease. Than Winn, a senior Myanmar health ministry
official, told the weekly Myanmar Times newspaper that the number of cases was soaring. "In the first six months of this year there have been about 3,000 cases of the disease and 30 deaths. This is much higher than the first six months of 2006," Th...
Singapore Dengue Fever Cases Hit Year's Peak
...levels, official figures showed Tuesday . Health ministry
figures showed 432 people were infected last week,...gapore is facing an increase in dengue cases," the ministry
and the National Environment Agency said in a joint statement. "The recent spells of intermittent ...
Man Hospitalised in Sicily With Allergic Reaction to Counterfeit Toothpaste
...id. After a warning issued by the Italian health ministry
on Saturday, authorities seized some 700 tubes of toothpaste in Sicily, and they are being analysed, ANSA said. Italian press reports said the counterfeit toothpaste contains industrial solvents, and that the packaging has no writing in Italian and...
Pfizer Says Nigeria Gave Approval for 1996 Drug Test
...s from NAFDAC (Nigeria's drug agency), the federal ministry
of health, Kano government and parents or guardians of the children before the clinical test of the drug was carried out," managing director of Pfizer Specialities Limited Nigeria Ngozi Edozien told reporters. The Nigerian federal government and Ka...
China to Make Cuban Dengue Mosquito Killer
... against dengue-carrying mosquitos, Cuba's foreign ministry
said Sunday . Cuban scientists developed and pat...the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the dengue vector, the ministry
statement said. According to the agreement, China will defray the cost of building the factory in ...
I Am a Muslim With Moderate Views, Haneef Tells Australian Police
...ed fairly and justly under Australian law," said a ministry
UAE Plans to Implement Anti-smoking Law
...ke more efforts in this regard. In addition, the ministry
will implement recommendations of the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which seeks to secure rights of people to the highest standards of health, Shukur added....
'Sweet Herb' may Be Green Gold for Paraguay
...e group of producers under the aegis of Paraguay's ministry
of industry. The market for stevia has grown in Argentina, Brazil and Ecuador in South America, as well as in China Japan and South Korea, but the US Food and Drug Administration has termed stevia an "unsafe food additive," while the European Union...
Groundwater Levels Depleting Alarmingly in India
...ffected areas and will soon submit a report to the ministry
for necessary action," the official said. Water... water in 43 blocks, minister Soz said. Also his ministry
has circulated a model bill to Chief Ministers of all states for recharging ground water through mea...
Indian Government Asks the Supreme Court to Keep Off Environmental Issues
...g governance that much more difficult, the federal ministry
of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has asked that i...inda Wrights and Bittoo Sehgal in the FAC, but the ministry
is stalling. It is such reputed authorities who are being rubbished by the MoEF as lay persons who...
Government to Toughen Its Anti-smoking Laws
...ughout the country," said Dasmunsi. A bid by the ministry
to enforce a ban on smoking scenes in films last year met with stiff opposition from filmmakers. A blanket ban is yet to come into effect. The Health Ministry has also been trying to stipulate a pictorial warning on all tobacco products. Manufactur...
Japanese are Weighed Down by Deviating from Their Traditional Diet
...g down the land of the rising sun. Japan's health ministry
estimates that every second male and every fifth female over the age of 40 is obese and experts have identified a change in lifestyle as the main cause of the problem. "The everyday habits among the Japanese have become rather chaotic," explained h...
Singapore Imposes Stricter Controls for Foreign-trained Doctors
...ctise in Singapore starting next year, the health ministry
said Saturday. These physicians, who come from co...to serve" in Singapore, The Straits Times quoted a ministry
spokesman as saying. Singapore is expanding the number of doctors trained in the city-state and in...
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